Cabbage Diets

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Read here about my personal experience with cabbage diets and cabbage and why the actual cabbage diets are much easier and better than the one I started. I'll reveal here too, how I once lost 20 pounds in 5 months and some years later 40 pounds in 7 months (after pregnancy).

In the longterm I lost 20 pounds!

At the beginning of my weight loss carrier I lost 7 pounds in 7 days, but I cheated a little!

Altogether I lost over 20 pounds in just five months following the cabbage soup diet - lifestyle change included. This is now more than twenty year ago. For me this successful cabbage week was my kickstart to a healthier living and to a happier life.

My lifestyle changed

I love to eat carbohydrates and I hate "fat". (except of hidden fats in chocolate ;-)) Therefore it was "almost" easy for me to switch to a low fat nutrition after the diet week. Of course I could’t switch from one day to the other - but it was my longterm goal!

Repeating Cabbage Diets

I knew then, that whenever I lose control over my nutrition and fall back to my old behaviour I could repeat the cabbage diet week. But I didn’t want to risk it too often – knowing that the more often you repeat this diet, the harder it might be to get a motivating weight loss effect. In 5 month I repeated it only 3 times and always followed it by low fat nutrition.

So, If you decide to try this diet, please follow it with a weight loss program that offers lots of good, healthy, filling food.

Big plus: I started exercising

I started also jogging in the diet week (very slow jogging) and decided to keep it on also afterwards. After 5 years jogging I switched over to mountain biking. Nowadays I do a combination of biking and walking. But in fact I never stopped to exercise moderately 2 - 3 times a week.

Years later I lost 40 pounds after 7 months

Nowadays I don’t have any weight problems. One exception: I gained 40 pounds with my pregnancy some years ago (due to the hormones!) – but I lost them all. I couldn’t do a cabbage soup diet week – as I nursed my baby! But I added the cabbage soup in variations to my daily nutrition which was low in fat but healthy and valuable. That’s how I lost the 40 pounds after 7 months.


According to Prevention magazine, researchers at Penn State U. have found that eating soup before a meal can shave up to 100 calories off a meal. That could mean a weight loss of 10 pounds over a year!!!

Cabbage is part of our weekly nutrition

My big advantage was and is still, that I like the taste of cabbage and also all variations of cabbage. With the years I read also a lot about the high nutritional value of cabbage. That's why I dedicated a whole page to this theme. Nowadays cabbage is one of the most important vegetables in my kitchen.

And - If you don't like cabbage? Then switch to one of many other soup diets acccording to your taste.

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